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Title: Air Raid Title Record # 41677
Author: John Varley
Date: 1977-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: Horribly sick and deformed inhabitants of an environmentally degraded future earth travel back to the current era to rescue victims of mass disasters just before their deaths to provide healthy human stock to keep the species alive.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1977 Air Raid [as by Herb Boehm]
Year Language Title
1978Translated by Annemarie Kindt
Dutch Overval in de lucht
1979Translated by Birgit Reß-Bohusch
German Luftangriff [as by Herb Boehm]
1979Translated by Birgit Reß-Bohusch
German Luftangriff
1979Translated by Jesús Gómez García, first published in Nueva Dimensión 111.
Spanish Incursión aérea
1979Translated by Michel Deutsch
French
Raid aérien?Raid aerien
1981Translated by Tony Westermayr
German Luftpiraten
1982 Swedish Flygraid
1988 Polish Uprowadzenie
1992Translated by Mihnea Columbeanu
Romanian Raid aerian
2019Translated by Kathrin Bielfeldt
German Luftangriff

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Asimov's Choice: Black Holes & Bug-Eyed-Monsters 1977-00-00 ed. George H. Scithers Dale Books 0-89559-007-7
$1.50?$: US dollar
223+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1977 1977-01-00 ed. George H. Scithers Davis Publications  
$1.00?$: US dollar
196
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection 1977-07-00 ed. Gardner Dozois E. P. Dutton 0-525-06495-8
$8.95?$: US dollar
xxi+
185
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
De beste SF verhalen van het jaar (1976) 1978-00-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02111-4   176
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Henk Stadman Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Anthology, Volume 1 1978-00-00 ed. uncredited Davis Publications  
$1.95?$: US dollar
288
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
anth Checkmark
Retrograde zomer 1978-00-00 John Varley Meulenhoff (M=SF #138) 90-290-0569-6   317
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Michael Whelan Checkmark
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection 1978-06-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-05482-X
$1.95?$: US dollar
xxvii+
283
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth David Plourde Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1978-07-00 John Varley The Dial Press/James Wade / SFBC 3441
$3.50?$: US dollar
xiv+
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1978-07-00 John Varley The Dial Press/James Wade (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-8037-6866-4
$9.95?$: US dollar
xv+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
In the Hall of the Martian Kings 1978-09-00 John Varley Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98504-6
£5.50?£: UK pound
xvii+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Hall of the Martian Kings 1978-10-00 John Varley Orbit / Futura (Quantum Science Fiction) 0-7088-8036-3
£1.10?£: UK pound
xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
Isaac Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction 1978-12-00 ed. George Scithers Davis Publications 0-8037-3697-5
$8.95?$: US dollar
288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Alexander Checkmark
Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazin 2. Folge 1979-03-00 ed.
Birgit Reß-Bohusch?Birgit Ress-Bohusch
Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3636) 3-453-30548-5
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
127
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Karel Thole Checkmark
Dans le palais des rois martiens 1979-04-13 John Varley
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#276)
    253
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
The Persistence of Vision 1979-08-00 John Varley Dell (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-440-17311-6
$2.25?$: US dollar
xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1979-08-00 John Varley Dell (Quantum Science Fiction #4) 0-440-17311-6
C$2.25?C$: Canadian dollar
xv+
316
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
Nebula Winners Thirteen 1980-02-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany Harper & Row 0-06-013786-X
$10.95?$: US dollar
xiv+
239
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Future I 1981-01-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Fawcett Crest 0-449-24366-4
$2.50?$: US dollar
381
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Courtney Checkmark
Quantum Special 2 1981-03-00 uncredited Sidgwick & Jackson (Quantum Special #2) 0-283-98585-2
£8.95?£: UK pound
414+
xvii+
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Voraussichten 1981-05-00 John Varley Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23381) 3-442-23381-X
DM 4.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
126
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Jürgen F. Rogner?Juergen F. Rogner
Checkmark
Nebula Winners Thirteen 1981-08-00 ed. Samuel R. Delany Bantam Books 0-553-14726-9
$2.50?$: US dollar
xiv+
207
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Gary LaSasso Checkmark
Anthologie de la littérature de Science-Fiction 1981-10-06 ed. Jacques Sadoul Editions Ramsay 2-85956-231-1   670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tibor Csernus  
Nova Science Fiction - 1 1982 1982-00-00 ed. John-Henri Holmberg, Per W. Insulander Laissez faire 467-1
skr 19.75?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
100
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
mag Michael Whelan  
From Here to Forever 1982-11-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-62136-0 / ME2136
$4.95?$: US dollar
531
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Courtney Checkmark
En el salón de los reyes marcianos 1984-00-00 John Varley Martínez Roca (Super Ficción (1ª época) #90) 84-270-0863-5   173
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Salinas Blanch  
The Persistence of Vision 1984-11-00 John Varley Berkley Books 0-425-07300-9
$2.95?$: US dollar
xv+
288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll James Warhola Checkmark
Dans le palais des rois martiens 1986-04-00 John Varley
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#276)
2-207-30276-8   260
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Science Fiction Masterpieces 1986-10-00 ed. Isaac Asimov Galahad Books 0-88365-713-9
$9.98?$: US dollar
633
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Od dzisiaj do wiecznosci 1988-00-00 ed. James Gunn Wydawnictwa "Alfa" 83-7001-196-9   486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Tadeusz Kobak Checkmark
The Persistence of Vision 1988-04-00 John Varley Ace Books 0-441-66221-8
$3.95?$: US dollar
xv+
288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll James Warhola Checkmark
Time Travelers: From Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1989-03-00 ed. Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-80935-9
$3.95?$: US dollar
275
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Colin Hay Checkmark
Anticipația CPSF 489?Anticipatia CPSF 489
1992-07-00 ed.
Viorica Podină?Viorica Podinah
Viorica Podina
Știință & Tehnică?Shtiintsa & Tehnicah
 
Lei 25?Lei: Romanian leu
32
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Marian Leonida  
Von Lem bis Varley 1993-00-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #98) 3-453-05798-8
DM 14.90?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
335
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Ashley Pearce Checkmark
Strange Dreams 1993-07-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson Bantam Spectra 0-553-37103-7
$14.95?$: US dollar
xi+
531
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gervase Gallardo Checkmark
Strange Dreams 1993-08-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-223956-6
£8.99?£: UK pound
xi+
531
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Geoff Taylor  
Strange Dreams 1994-03-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-648005-5
£5.99?£: UK pound
704
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Geoff Taylor Checkmark
Reel Future 1994-08-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Jean Stine Barnes & Noble Books / SFBC 03719
$12.98?$: US dollar
538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Strange Dreams 1994-08-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson Bantam Spectra / SFBC 03708
$11.98?$: US dollar
xi+
531
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gervase Gallardo Checkmark
Reel Future 1994-09-00 ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, Jean Stine Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-450-4
$9.98?$: US dollar
xxii+
538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
From Here to Forever 1997-01-00 ed. James Gunn Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-822-9 / WW 11090
$14.99?$: US dollar
601
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Timegates 1997-03-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Books 0-441-00428-8
$5.99?$: US dollar
[9]+
244
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jean-François Podevin Checkmark
The Reel Stuff 1998-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian Thomsen DAW Books 0-88677-817-4
$5.99?$: US dollar
383
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Les Edwards Checkmark
Persistance de la vision 2000-09-14 John Varley
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #17)
2-07-041592-9   510
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ellen Martorelli  
From Here to Forever 2003-05-00 ed. James Gunn Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4670-5
$39.50?$: US dollar
xxix+
527
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Cyberfilms 2004-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian Thomsen ibooks 0-7434-8743-5
$12.95?$: US dollar
ix+
368
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Dave Seeley Checkmark
The John Varley Reader 2004-09-00 John Varley Ace Books 0-441-01195-0
$16.00?$: US dollar
ix+
532
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer Checkmark
The John Varley Reader 2004-10-00 John Varley Ace Books / SFBC 0-7394-4671-1 / 1173161
$12.99?$: US dollar
532
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer Checkmark
Novel Ideas—Science Fiction 2006-04-04 ed. Brian M. Thomsen DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1361) 0-7564-0353-7
$7.50?$: US dollar
321
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology 2007-07-00 ed. Sheila Williams Tachyon Publications 978-1-892391-47-6
$14.95?$: US dollar
349
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Michael Whelan Checkmark
The Reel Stuff 2008-06-03 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Brian Thomsen DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1098) 978-0-7564-0522-9
$15.00?$: US dollar
viii+
456
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6954-7
$85.00?$: US dollar
688
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6955-4
$39.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
767
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Georges Méliès Checkmark
Timegates 2013-07-15 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-154-2
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Flight or Fright 2018-09-04 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Hodder & Stoughton 978-1-4736-9156-8
£20.00?£: UK pound
332
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Flight or Fright 2018-09-04 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Cemetery Dance Publications 978-1-58767-680-2
$9.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth François Vaillancourt Checkmark
Flight or Fright 2018-09-04 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Cemetery Dance Publications 978-1-58767-679-6
$27.95?$: US dollar
332
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth François Vaillancourt Checkmark
Flight or Fright 2019-06-04 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Scribner 978-1-982109-00-4
$17.00?$: US dollar
331
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth David Litman  
Flight or Fright 2019-06-04 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Hodder Paperbacks 978-1-4736-9158-2
£7.99?£: UK pound
336
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Flug und Angst 2019-07-00 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Heyne 978-3-453-43980-1
€10.99?€: Euro
447
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur  
Flight or Fright 2019-07-24 ed. Stephen King, Bev Vincent Thorndike Press 978-1-4328-6666-2
$35.99?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The John Varley Reader 2020-09-22 John Varley Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-5040-6341-8
$11.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
The John Varley Reader date unknown John Varley Ace Books 978-1-4406-2512-1
$20.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Ian McKinnell , Ralph Mercer  
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